Hunting for Hallowe’en!

A dozen of Ruddington’s village centre traders have got together to create a not-too-spooky event for our younger residents and visitors to enjoy this Hallowe’en. The family friendly ‘Hallowe’en Treasure Hunt’ is taking place this Saturday October 26th between 3pm and 5pm, and anyone with children is invited to join in. Those taking part are encouraged to get out their scariest costumes and pick up their ‘Treasure Map’ from The Bottle Top at 3pm. The map will pinpoint all the businesses taking part – plus other areas in the village where participants may be able…

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Dwellings Pending For Allen Vending

The distinctive premises of a former Ruddington beverage vending machine supplier will be turned into residential accommodation under plans being submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council. Allen Vending ceased trading from our village after rival company GEM Vending acquired the Ruddington company in September 2018 and moved all its operations to Langley Mill. Now an application’s been submitted for its old site at the corner of High Street and Kirk Lane to be changed into five flats. Under proposals by Tan Designs Ltd this will mean alterations to the buildings including partial demolition…

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Join Ruddington’s Big Purple Party

Don’t worry – there’s nothing political or Brexit-related going on here! Rather, ‘The Big Purple Party’ is an opportunity to help Nottinghamshire Hospice paint the village purple with friends, family and colleagues to help funds for local hospice care. Ruddington shop manager, Colette Priest, explains: “The party is to promote the Hospice and the work it does with terminally ill clients. Purple is our background colour hence, all this week, people at all our nine shops are dressing up in purple (like volunteer Sandy Malty, pictured top). Also we’re asking…

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Ruddington Makes Awards Shortlist – UPDATE!

A hard working village community group, our newest high street shop and a major drugs development company in Ruddington are all in the running for one of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and co-promoted by West Bridgford Wire, the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors in eleven categories. Even though the full shortlist isn’t officially announced yet, we can reveal that no less…

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Ruddington Bus Operator Up For FOUR National Awards

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is celebrating after being short-listed for 4 UK Bus Awards, including ‘City Operator of the Year’, which could see the company crowned the best bus operator in the UK for a record breaking fifth time! NCT, which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services has been shortlisted for: Engineer of the Year: Jake Moore Unsung Hero: Sheila Swift Top National Driver: Jatinder Kumar City Operator of the Year Last year, Aaron Johnson was crowned Top National Bus Driver, NCT won City Operator of the Year and also…

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Councillors Vote to Rescind Ruddington’s Green Belt

It’s just over a week since we revealed that FOUR Green Belt areas around the edge of our village had been given the Government Planning Inspector’s blessing to be sacrificed for at least 525 new houses. In his report, Senior Inspector Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI concluded that Rushcliffe’s Local Plan Part 2, as submitted for examination, was “legally compliant and sound, subject to a number of modifications” he has recommended. None of these recommendations involved removing any houses from Ruddington’s quota! At the Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) ‘Extraordinary Meeting’ called last night (Tuesday…

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Man Arrested Following Incidents at Ruddington Stores

A man is in police custody in connection with a robbery and an attempted robbery at our village supermarkets. Rushcliffe Police report that a man entered Sainsbury’s Local on Dutton’s Hill (above) at about 5.40pm yesterday (Saturday 5 October 2019). He demanded a cashier should open the till – but ran off empty handed after the cashier sounded an alarm. About 10 minutes later a man entered Ruddington Co-op on Church Street. He went over to the till and asked for some items. As the till was opened he grabbed…

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Police Report Record Haul During Knife Amnesty

Community support is being acknowledged in helping Nottinghamshire Police recover a record number of weapons during the nationwide ‘Operation Sceptre’ week of action last month. Officers reveal that, across our county, more than 1,000 weapons were taken out of circulation. 949 were handed in through the knife amnesty, between the 16th and 22nd September, and the rest through weapons sweeps, targeted operations and stop and search activity. Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police reports that a number of knives were handed in to West Bridgford Police station – whilst a machete was recovered in…

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Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very own ‘Fame’ school? The rather understated purple doorway leading into Number 7, Charles Street, may not seem quite as salubrious as the famous ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York City did back in the ’80s. But Ruddington’s ‘Freedom Dance & Performance’ has always aimed big – and consequently has found perhaps rather more than its fair share of ‘Fame’ along the way!? Principal Stacey Green is a fully qualified I.S.T.D teacher with years of experience both as a performer and choreographer. She launched ‘Freedom’ in…

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Ruddington’s Kingdom Bank Changes Hands for £7m

A Christian bank, which operates from Ruddington Fields Business Park, is soon to be under new ownership. Kingdom Bank on Mere Way is, bizarrely, now Ruddington’s only bank, following the closure of our village centre HSBC and Barclays branches, however it is telephone and mail based. The business uses financial services to support Christian churches and charities – with its profits utilised to support Christian causes. According to a financial report in The Times newspaper, Kingdom Bank currently has £41 million of loans and £46 million of deposits – and is said…

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